Another member of the New York Islanders has inked a lockout deal overseas — this time, it’s defenseman Andrew MacDonald, signing with Czech Extraliga outfit HC Energie Karlovy Vary.
The move reunites MacDonald with former Isles teammate Dustin Kohn. The two manned New York’s blueline together during the 2009-10 season before Kohn left North America in 2011.
MacDonald, 26, appeared in a career-high 75 games with the Islanders last season. Originally a sixth-round pick in 2006, he made his mark with the club during 2010-11, when he led all New York defensemen in scoring (4GG-23A-27PTS) despite appearing in just 60 games.
One of the NHL’s best bargains, McDonald still has two seasons remaining on the four-year, $2.2 million deal signed with the Isles in 2010.
He’ll bolster a Karlovy team that’s light on NHL talent and currently sitting 10th in the 14-team league.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.
That said, it the very specific present, they’ll be watching Tuesday’s game from the press box.
After an unsatisfactory practice amid flailing playoff hopes, Flames head coach Bob Hartley made a big statement tonight, taking Monahan, Gaudreau and Lance Bouma out of the lineup as healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#TORvsCGY Roster Update: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Lance Bouma will be healthy scratches for tonight’s game vs. the #Leafs.